Plugging a wall

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  1. nahnotme

    nahnotme

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    I need to attach a chest of drawers I bought from Ikea to a wall because im sick of them falling over when I go round a corner, they came with a little strap and hole to screw it in place on the top but I dont know about attaching this to a motorhome wall.
    Do you need special screws or raw plugs ?
     
  2. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi

    The inside plywood liner is very thin, I tried ordinary wood screws when fixing a couple of wall heaters but they didn't grip very well, so I used plaster board fixings, the type that screw into the board.

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  3. takeaflight

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    I'me sure you will, but be carefull whats behind the panel. screwfix as a great selection of anchors.

    Best of luck Roy
     
  4. nahnotme

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    behind the panel is the outside so I'de best be careful not to get screws that are too long !!:whatthe:
     
  5. Braunston

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    Why not use "No Nails" or Silicon same stuff as you would use around a bath etc, both of those will sick it to the wall,
     
  6. lugnutt

    lugnutt Funster Life Member

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    or take the corner a bit slower:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    lugnutt Funster Life Member

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    "no nails"..no nails put me out of work as i made nails of every description
     
  8. wasp

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    JUst check the thickness of the wall you are fitting to, as the plasterboard fixings and screws may just go through to the outside puncturing the outer skin, I personally would use silicon sealer at the back but make sure the back of the cupboard is well fixed as you could go round a corner lose the cupboard and still have the back of it stuck to the wall. :cry::cry::cry::cry:Cheers mate
     

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